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Capehart and Abernathy on Virginia elections, Build Back Better plan, Colin Powell

Capehart and Abernathy on Virginia elections, Build Back Better plan, Colin Powell

Gary Abernathy:

Well, a lot of Democrats are saying that the message was: We need to do more. We haven’t done this. We were punished for not passing these bills we promised we were going to pass.

I think it’s the opposite. I think voters were saying: We don’t like what you’re doing.

Now, there are two different things here, and the Democrats try to tie them together, the infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better bill, two different things. The infrastructure bill has tremendous bipartisan support. They should pass that. They should pass that tonight and show they’re doing something, not just politically, but the country needs this infrastructure bill.

But people thought — we have to remember, the 2020 election was a referendum on Donald Trump. It was not about issues. It was not about what Biden was promising to do. It was, we either want Trump, more of him, or we’re going to kick him out. They voted to kick him out. The majority did.

But they thought they were getting a safe alternative with Joe Biden. And he turned out to be a guy who’s been much more aggressively liberal with the Bernie Sanders wing than people were voting for.

One key thing from the exit polls on — the Edison exit polls that I think The Washington Post used and other networks…

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